Tav Van Natta Obituary, Death – After a brief battle with illness, Van Natta from Vancouver, Washington, passed away on Tuesday, at the Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, on February 16, 1924, and he attended public schools in that city. Helen Meyers, who was also from Bayonne, was the person he met when he was 16 years old, and the two of them developed a blossoming romance while they were in high school. He came back to Bayonne after serving in the Submarine Service of the United States Navy from the years 1941 until 1945.

Carol was the couple’s first child and was born in 1952 after they had been married since December 1947. Helen was his bride. Wil, Jim, and Jon, in that order, were the first three sons to arrive after some time had passed. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1956 after spending the 1950s working in sales and attending Rutgers University at night to earn his degree. He was the first person in his family to get a college degree, and he had a strong faith in the ability of education to transform people’s lives.

In 1962, his employer, National Starch and Chemical Co., presented him with the opportunity to establish a sales territory in the Pacific Northwest, so he and his family moved to Vancouver to take advantage of this opportunity. After working in industrial sales for the next 24 years, he eventually reached the pinnacle of his profession and retired in 1986. In 1989, both he and Helen made the move to the retirement community located in Vista del Rio.

Recent years have been filled with many happy events for them, including the weddings of their children and the births of their cherished grandchildren. The commitment that Bill and Helen had for each other throughout their nearly 63 years of marriage never wavered at any point. Friends, lovers, and life partners, theirs was a true union in every sense of the word, and it was filled with joy.

In addition to Helen, he is survived by his sister, Irene Olszewski, who resides in Jersey City, New Jersey; his daughter, Carol Van Natta (Robert Burdick), who resides in Portland; his sons, Wil of West Palm Beach, Florida, Jim (Teresa) of Hockinson, Washington, and Jon (Eleanor) of Ridgefield, Washington; and seven grandchildren, namely Trevor, Caitlin, Erica, Claire They will all miss him in a significant and irreplaceable way.